It is that time of season in the National Football League where teams will sometimes say stuff that is an out right lie to protect their chances at drafting the guy they want in April.
So, what should we believe from the Bills?
Hearing Bills head coach Chan Gailey my first feeling was like I was in the latest Wendy’s commercial and someone just slapped me across the face. Last night I though for sure they are going to take someone on defense.
Then this morning things changed after I hear ESPN’s Adam Schefter on ESPN Radio’s “The Herd” with Colin Cowherd. That being it will depend on who goes first and second overall and if there is a collective bargaining agreement.
In regards to the CBA without one teams are locked into the slot they are drafting. However, if there is a new CBA then things could revert back to how it was 10 years ago.
Before rookie contracts got out of hand at the top of the Draft, teams traded up and down a lot as teams were willing to part with more draft picks to move up. That changed when contracts went up, because teams didn’t want to deal with giving rookies that type of money.
What it also means with a new CBA is that there will most likely be a couple of trades to move into first and second overall to take a quarterback. If that were to happen then the Bills would be defenitely drafting someone on defense.
On the flip side if Auburn defensive lineman Nick Fairley and Clemson defensive lineman Da’qaun Bowers were to go first and second overall the Bills will most likely take a quarterback.
Now, I know that Gailey stated that he prefers a quarterback that has played in a pro style offense, but that doesn’t mean anything. If the Bills feel that Newton is going to be special they are going to take him.
In the end, right now there are too many variables to definitively tell who the Bills will draft.